Jennifer Lawrence Says “Go F*ck Yourself” to Anyone Who Tells Her to Diet

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(Harper's Bazaar UK)

By Daniel Gates

(Harper’s Bazaar UK)

Jennifer Lawrence talks about being called fat, stuttering at the Oscars, and loving Cheez-Its in a new cover interview with Harper’s Bazaar UK. The actress says she heard criticism for stumbling during her acceptance speech at the Academy Awards earlier this year. She tells the magazine, “[The other person said] other people are getting up and owning the stage and you sound like a stuttering idiot. Pull it together.’ And I said, ‘I’m not doing it on purpose, I’m uncomfortable and when people get uncomfortable they resort to their sh*t. I make awkward jokes and stutter.'”

“That was actually a moment when I really wanted it to be special. That was not the time I wanted to be the Down-home Girl. I wanted to be graceful,” explains Lawrence. And despite her critical acclaim and commercial success, the box office star still feels the sting of body shaming from when she began in show business. Lawrence says, “I was young. It was just the kind of sh*t that actresses have to go through. Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight.”

“They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet,” recalls the Hunger Games star. And it’s still an issue for some people. Lawrence reveals, “[Someone brought it up recently]… they thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me. That somehow, after I won an Oscar, I’m above it all.”

“‘You really still care about that?’ Yeah. I was a little girl. I was hurt. It doesn’t matter what accolades you get. I know it’ll never happen to me again. If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet,’ I’m like, ‘You can go f*ck yourself,’” declares the actress. And Lawrence is the first to admit her love of junk food. She tells the magazine, “My bodyguard Gilbert, right before they call ‘action,’ I’m like, ‘If there aren’t Cheez-Its here by the time they call cut, just go home.'”

“And he’ll start running,” says Lawrence. “It cracks me up how seriously he takes it… It’s not my performance that is motivating me. I want to get the on-set catering.”

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